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Delphine Horvilleur

Delphine Horvilleur

Delphine Horvilleur is one of the few female Rabbis in France. She was ordained in America, as there was no possibility to study in France as a woman, and is the leader of the Liberal Jewish Movement of France. Her writings have appeared in the Washington Post and Haaretz. She lives in Paris.

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Latest reviews

  • “This is peak Horvilleur—impassioned, broad-minded, persuasive, funny, and unwilling to simplify for ease of use.”

    — Tablet Magazine, Jun 2 2024
  •  “These frank, humane essays are rooted in Jewish history and theology yet capture universal truths.”

    — Shelf Awareness, May 31 2024
  • Living with Our Dead is only 151 pages, but that number belies its wisdom and depth. Horvilleur’s work speaks to everyone.”

    — The Reporter, May 30 2024
  • “Leaning heavily on a spiritual secularism, she makes room for the unknown.”

    — Winnipeg Free Press, May 18 2024
  •  “Profound . . . Readers will find Living with our Dead full of pragmatic insights and moments they will recognize well from their experiences as mourners and comforters alike.”

    — Jewish Book Council, May 6 2024
  • “Horvilleur has written an elegantly slim and majestically poetic writing about death, she writes about the will to life as well.”
    — Religious News Service, Apr 3 2024
  • “What better way to show the Hebrew relationship with death than to tell the stories and celebrate the lives of those who have passed?”
    — Library Journal, Apr 1 2024
  • “Horvilleur's deep reflections on mortality remind us that ‘in death a place can be left for the living.’”
    — Kirkus Reviews, Mar 15 2024
  • Delphine Horvilleur profiled in The New York Times.
    — The New York Times, Sep 30 2022
  • “presents a non-male perspective we need in mainstream Jewish literature."


    — Heyalma, Jul 21 2022


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